Saturday, October 23, 2010

Exhibition 2010

Well....its been a busy and exciting 2 weeks, I finally finished and got back my star quilt, rushed the binding on, spent 2 days home with a sick child which allowed me time to sew it down, and then delivered it off for the Goldfields Quilters Exhibition.

Last night was our opening night...members were all invited to attend for wine and nibbles (awesome) and the winners were announced.

Congratulations to my friends Lynn, and Lyn, Heather and Alison.....all were well deserving award winners.

Lynne won "Best use of Color" for her Tree of Life,
Lyn won "Best of Show" with The Morrell Quilt...a pattern by the wonderful Di Ford
Heather won "the Judges Commendation" for her Betsy's Bouquet, pattern by Ruth Bowman
and Alison won "Best Small Quilt" for Liams Quilt.... a crib quilt made for her latest grandson, all done in red and white...looked fantastic.

and I am happy to say I won a prize also....."Best First Time Entrant" for my quilt "When North meets South"
to say I was shocked and overjoyed would be an understatement..... gobsmacked was more like it.....and it made it all the more special as our guest judge was Margaret McDonald, a wonderful quilt designer I have had the luck to be able to have as a teacher in a few classes I have done at Threadbear Quilting.

I also entered another 2 quilts, and was very proud to see them hanging along side work of the very highest of quality.

Congratulations to Heather and the rest of the exhbition committee, you all have done a wonderful job.

now fingers crossed I win the raffle quilt xoxoox



  1. Congratulations Rachel and a well deserved win it is. I love your star quilt and spent quite some time having a good look at it on Saturday in the light.

  2. hey, when are you bringing me that quilt to take to NZ :-)

  3. Alright Rachel, I'm waiting for the next entry....